Conceived by Chris Grey as an antidote to conventional textbooks, each book in the `Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap' series takes a core area of the curriculum and turns it on its head by providing a critical and sophisticated overview of the key issues and debates in an informal, conversational and often humorous way.
With chapters covering all aspects of management theory and practice commonly taught on undergraduate courses, this edition focuses on real world examples of management in practice with the introduction of vignettes. It also includes skills sheets and a running case study, which will help students put what they have learned into practice.
This edition shows why most change efforts don't work and explains how to redesign organizations to succeed. It also shows the reader how to take structural laws into account when they restructure their own organizations, so changes they attempt to make do succeed, and they can achieve their goals.
Innovation in information and production technologies is generating both benefits and disruption, rapidly altering how firms and markets perform at a basic level. Digital DNA is an engaging examination of the opportunities, challenges, and ways that countries and the international community can govern developments for broad benefit.
Joris Luyendijk, an investigative journalist, knew as much about banking as the average person: almost nothing. Bankers, he thought, were ruthless, competitive, bonus-obsessed sharks, irrelevant to his life. And then he was assigned to investigate the financial sector.
There is an emerging consensus that all is not well with today's market-centric economic model. This book presents approaches to measuring the true costs of business and its obligation to society. It offers a hopeful vision for the role of business in shaping an equitable, sustainable future.
This work provides a general inroduction to the field of management science, and gives a balanced view of the most widely used applications. It shows how managers can use scientific ideas to solve business problems.
Linking theory and practice, this book aims at equipping public managers and those studying public management with the necessary knowledge and skills to manage risk, and effectively deal with crises. It covers events and incidents such as: natural catastrophes; terrorist attacks; corporate failures; and more.
Offers conceptual and applied coverage of different aspects of the management and operation of services. This book also offers the information on Six-Sigma and RFID, as well as developments in other important industry topics.
Based on research from several fields, it provides useful reading and essential knowledge for scholars and students throughout the social sciences and for everyone who wants to understand their own decisions and those of others.